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SMU’s 2016-17 Tate Lecture Series opens Tuesday, Sept. 20 with Doris Kearns Goodwin, Tom Brokaw and David Gergen

Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, veteran journalist Tom Brokaw and political analyst David Gergen will discuss the historic 2016 election to kick off the 35th season of SMU’s Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series Tuesday, Sept. 20. Continue reading

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Texas Instruments grant will fund SMU training for DISD middle-school STEM teachers

SMU will receive $1.7 million to train as many as 216 Dallas Independent School District middle school science teachers. The program will begin in summer 2017 and run for four years. Continue reading

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Eighteen SMU faculty members receive tenure, promotions effective Sept. 1, 2016

Twelve distinguished SMU faculty members are newly tenured as associate professors or have been promoted to full professorships to begin the 2016-17 academic year. Continue reading

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SMU’s new Dr. Bob Smith Health Center open for student care

SMU’s new Dr. Bob Smith Health Center will begin serving students at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8. Continue reading

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SMU CUL Dean Gillian McCombs announces her retirement, effective summer 2017

Gillian McCombs, dean and director of SMU’s Central University Libraries, has announced her retirement from that position effective in summer 2017. SMU Provost Steven Currall will announce the timeframe for the search for a new permanent dean and director this fall. Continue reading

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Provost names Maria Dixon Hall to lead new campus-wide initiative on cultural intelligence

SMU Provost Steve Currall has named Associate Professor of Organizational Communication and Director of Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Maria Dixon Hall as Provost’s Senior Advisor for Campus Cultural Intelligence Initiatives effective Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. Professor Dixon Hall will have strategic oversight … Continue reading

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CWUR ranking places SMU among top 15 percent of universities worldwide

For the second year in a row, the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) has placed SMU among the top 15 percent of 1,000 universities ranked worldwide. SMU ranked No. 142 overall and No. 27 in the alumni employment category, which … Continue reading

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Ebonii Nelson named Interim Assistant Provost of Strategic Initiatives and Director of Student Retention

SMU Provost Steve Currall has named Ebonii Nelson as Interim Assistant Provost of Strategic Initiatives and Director of Student Retention effective July 1, 2016. Continue reading

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Four SMU faculty members retire with emeritus status in 2015-16

Four distinguished SMU faculty members retired with emeritus status in the 2015-16 academic year. The professors, and their dates of service: • Timothy W. Crusius, Professor Emeritus of English, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1990-2016 • John A. Mears, Professor Emeritus of History, Dedman College of Humanities and … Continue reading

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Douglas A. Reinelt named SMU Associate Provost effective Aug. 1, 2016

SMU Provost Steve Currall has named Professor of Mathematics and Faculty Senate Past-President Douglas A. Reinelt as Associate Provost effective Aug. 1, 2016. In his duties as associate provost, Professor Reinelt will manage faculty recruitment and hiring, assist the Provost in administering faculty tenure … Continue reading

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